Amiti Sen

  • Vietnam may get mkt economy tag

    Vietnam may get mkt economy tag

    The government is considering recognising Vietnam as a market economy after Hanoi had insisted that it would be a signatory to the recent India-Asean FTA only if New Delhi gives the trade status where prices of goods and services are determined by the forces of demand and supply.

    Brazil backs India on special safeguards for farm sector

    Brazil backs India on special safeguards for farm sector

    Brazil veered towards India's stand on the need to have safeguard measures for farmers and tariffs on industrial goods in the Doha round of trade talks, which may further delay the finalisation of a pact aimed at boosting world trade.

    WTO impasse over, talks to 'restart' soon

    WTO impasse over, talks to 'restart' soon

    In a breakthrough at the informal ministerial hosted by India in Delhi, trade ministers from over 35 countries agreed to break the logjam in the Doha round of trade negotiations.

    EU too a hurdle on farm safeguards

    EU too a hurdle on farm safeguards

    India, which has taken on the US in its fight to protect poor farmers against import surges, will also have to get past the EU to ensure adequate safeguards are put in place in the Doha deal.

    Tepid response to WTO talks in Oct

    Tepid response to WTO talks in Oct

    India's proposal to hold a senior officials’ meeting in Geneva in October this year for pushing forward the stalled global trade negotiations received a lukewarm response from countries participating in the informal WTO mini-ministerial in New Delhi.

    'Want to thank Mr Sharma for initiative'

    'Want to thank Mr Sharma for initiative'

    After more than eight months of inaction, it is time again for trade ministers to huddle up and strategise on how to move the stalled WTO negotiations

    Foreign trade policy: A policy for short term

    Foreign trade policy: A policy for short term

    Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma presented his first Foreign Trade Policy on Thursday. While it was a tough task to have a please-all policy, Mr Sharma appeared to have had his priorities sorted out while framing the policy.

    Trade policy may shower goodies on all

    Trade policy may shower goodies on all

    The trade policy is likely to help the service industry, especially hotel and travel sector, by allowing a relaxation in obligation under EPCG scheme, besides lowering fees for exporters and importers.

  • Amiti Sen

    We’ve got Visa power!

    India and Pakistan have once again proved to all skeptics that when they talk business, they mean business! The signing of the new bilateral visa agreement replacing the restrictive 37 year old pact is yet...

    Amiti Sen

    Chinese Checkers

    It may not be easy for Indians to love the Chinese. But it is impossible to hate them. Yes, they do flood us with cheap products ranging from diyas and crackers to chemicals, metals, electronics...

    Amiti Sen

    Economics scores over mindless patriotism

    If Pakistan needed to show proof of its sincerity in wanting closer economic ties with  India, it has indeed done so. It finally walked the talk this week with its Federal Cabinet agreeing to put...

    Amiti Sen

    Economics scores over mindless patriotism

    If Pakistan needed to show proof of its sincerity in wanting closer economic ties with  India, it has indeed done so. It finally walked the talk this week with its Federal Cabinet agreeing to put...

    Amiti Sen

    India-EU FTA–not a lost cause

    The Indian media is full of stories on how the India-EU free trade agreement will not be signed during the India-EU summit in New Delhi on Friday.  I wonder what made people think that the...

    Amiti Sen

    India-Pakistan’s MFN roller-coaster

    When the Pakistani Cabinet decided on November 2 to allow grant of most favoured nation or MFN status to India that would result in removal of import restrictions, the media, as expected, went to town...

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